Letters To The Editor

Beautify Marquette

To the Journal editor: For the past 41 years, the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee Inc. has encouraged all residents of Marquette to participate in the Annual Spring Clean Up. Our target date this year is Saturday. With the lingering snows, we are extending to May 10. Over ...

Congrats NHS Miners

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to head coach Dan Waterman, assistant coach Chris Prunick and team manager Kyle Waterman, and the Negaunee High School Miners Varsity Boys Basketball Team on a great season. Great job to two seniors, Jake Larson and Tyler Hintsala on a great job. ...

American electric car?

To the Journal editor: In the recent focus on climate change, we may have missed what’s been happening in the private sector. Renewables have become cost competitive and more money is being invested in these endeavors. We are at a crossing point regarding electric cars. By 2025, all new ...

Plan won’t work

To the Journal editor: President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts for 2019 included a 90 percent cut for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Trump had proposed drastic cuts for this program in his 2017 and 2018 budgets, but the program was saved by U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow. Trump ...

Trump not required to release taxes

To the Journal editor: To be president of the U.S. you are not required to release your tax returns. That others do is a personal choice. We all know President Trump is rich. And he is already the president.

Letters to the editor

Plastics harming environment To the Journal editor: On the first Earth Day in 1970, hundreds of thousands of Americans demonstrated peacefully to push for environmental reforms. Now, more than a billion people worldwide celebrate Earth Day. But even with all that attention paid to the ...

Remembering God, Jesus during Easter

To the Journal editor: Looks like spring is on the way. It has been a snowy winter and I’m sure most people are ready for warmer weather. But take a moment and think about all the flooding in the Midwest farm land. Also many tornados in the South. We in the U.P. of Michigan can be thankful ...

Letters to the editor

Gwinn to vote on key millage issue To the Journal editor: The League of Women Voters of Michigan, Marquette County Member-at-Large State Unit urges voters to learn about the sinking fund millage proposal for the Gwinn Area Community Schools that will be on the May 7 ballot. Voters in the ...

Store thanked

To the Journal editor: In appreciation of the current media attention to our chamber of commerce promotion “Be Local, Buy Local,” I would like to thank Jim’s Music Store on North Third Street for their courtesy and pleasant handing of a recent I experienced. Jeff Dambrowski and his ...

Performance great

To the Journal editor: I attended the last performance of “Grease” at Negaunee High School (recently). It was fabulous, the students were once again awesome. From the lights, to the sounds and of course the acting they did everything perfect. So I couldn’t let the opportunity to thank ...

Program has merit

To the Journal editor: The Martes Artes program of Communitaria Language School is and will be extremely positive for Marquette and its county. Not only does it continue to improve people’s knowledge of the Spanish language, but it gives a boost to the art of the city and its environs. ...

Unfair attack on Biden

To the Journal editor: Some women would welcome a display of Joe Biden’s affection. Some women would not. Because he did not sense the difference, Biden faces an accusation designed to undermine his presidential ambition. Five years ago, his accuser welcomed his public support. Today, one ...

Tax returns demanded

To the Journal editor: On April 3, 2019, the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means asked the IRS to submit a copy of the President’s personal and business tax returns for 6 years. The question is whether this Congressional committee has the legal authority to make such a request. I have ...

It’s in the bag

To the Journal editor: Earth Day, a time to think about the state our our planet, is coming up on April 22. A simple and easy but very powerful think that all of us do right is to routinely refuse plastic and paper shopping bags. Too many people are taking stores’ plastic bags to (carry) ...

Yes, by all means, we should investigate the investigators

Attorney General William Barr dared to use the “s-word.” He said in congressional testimony that the Trump campaign had been spied on by the U.S. government. Pressed by incredulous Senate Democrats, he clarified: “I think spying did occur. The question is whether it was adequately ...

Uncomfortable reality cited?

To the Journal editor: In response to a recent letter to the editor (March 12). Reading the letter made me stop and think “do any of us really know how close we are to being falsely accused of sexual abuse?” Are any of you a mom, a dad, a teacher, a grandparent, a step-parent, a ...

Shopko workers thanked

To the Journal editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the past and current employees of the local Shopko stores in Ishpeming and Marquette for their community involvement and support of local organizations. For the past 22 years, they were a major contributor to the ...

Veterans made day

To the Journal editor: I just want to thank all of our military veterans and all military personnel who wear the military uniform of all branches of the United States military. My own military experience was nothing to write home about, but God gave me an opportunity to make a difference ...

Loves their carrier

To the Journal editor: We live on the ever-winter-treacherous M-28 East in Sand River and for the past 25 years or so, Karen Koski has been our carrier. Our newspaper is delivered like clockwork, bagged when appropriate, and always in the red box. Holds for vacations, etc., are stopped and ...

What’s important

To the Journal editor: Without food, there is starvation. Without air, there is suffocation. Without water, there is death. All species in some manner will and are fighting for there lives. You and I included. Although death is inevitable while we’re alive, living is what is desired and ...